Saturday, December 5, 2009
Curl Junkie Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix
CJ HBDF is my latest love from Curl Junkie. In particular my daughter's hair absolutely adores this conditioner. It is very thick and rich. The smell is like banana bubble gum and it lingers in the very lightest way in your hair. The consistency IS like mashed banana's which is interesting. Before you reach your finger in you really do think it's just a container of banana's that have been smushed like you do for banana bread.
When you reach in to scoop out a bit though it is immediately obvious that this is not mashed banana's. Contrary to what your eyes are telling you your fingers and hair will tell you this is a conditioner with some Umph. It goes on your hair extremely smoothly and has excellent slip for those who need it. Slip allows you to detangle easily and minimize breakage and time to hair completion.
For my daughter's very dry very thirsty curls we use it in a number of ways: As part of the Spritz and Condish Method popularized by Del2C over on www.naturallycurly.com and also as a deep treatment, rinse out, leave in and occasional second day hair refresher when scrunched in with some water. Now that's some multi purpose product!
On my hair which is neither as dry nor as thick as my daughter's I can use it as a Deep Treatment or as a rinse out but not more than a couple times per month. HBDF conditioning powers are so great that my hair would lean towards over conditioning if I used this on a daily basis.
For those of you with very dry hair I think I would put a priority on this product over others in the CJ line. As long as you are o.k. with sweet scents (and to me this one is very yummy!) then your hair will thank you for giving it a taste of HBDF.